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    I have one of those "great" insurance plans. My...

    I have one of those "great" insurance plans. My deductible is "only" $400, compared to $3000 at my previous job. Half of Americans do not have the funds to handle a $400 emergency. Last year our...
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    The South Carolina audience was a little...

    The South Carolina audience was a little different, applauding more for moderates and booing some negative attacks. Klobuchar, Warren and Buttigieg, polling poorly in the state, did not take much...
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    Canada had a 9 month waiting period for those...

    Canada had a 9 month waiting period for those coming from another province when I lived there.
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    In Canada provinces administer the single payer...

    In Canada provinces administer the single payer system. I would be fine with states doing the same though it would not be as fair a system (pity the person in Mississippi) as a Federal one but it...
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    I think he would have appointees who represent...

    I think he would have appointees who represent regular people not oligarchs, that enforcement of existing laws would change from the environment to marijuana to the border, and that he would use the...
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    In the past I have called the insurance company...

    In the past I have called the insurance company to see what they would pay if my car got totaled and then made my decision.
  8. Thread: Life rhythm

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    No. I would rather be retired like you are.

    No. I would rather be retired like you are.
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    According to our fearless leader Castro is not...

    According to our fearless leader Castro is not the only evil, murderous person because Ted Cruz's father killed JFK.

    I'll take "Crazy Bernie" over the real lunatic every day.
  10. Thread: Microwaves

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    Both my father and I cannot wear watches with...

    Both my father and I cannot wear watches with metal bands. They stop working. Leather bands are fine. Nowadays my cell phone is my watch.
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    What would you suggest IL? Should all...

    What would you suggest IL? Should all catastrophic care in this country that people can't afford be handled through GoFundMe? Beggars on the streets?
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    The reason demand is high for public health care...

    The reason demand is high for public health care is epic failure by the private sector. There is insufficient competition, little price transparency, little to no consumer choice, and no cost...
  13. Thread: Microwaves

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    I use mine to heat both liquids and food. If I...

    I use mine to heat both liquids and food. If I have leftovers I may sprinkle cheese and top and the microwave will melt it nicely. When not in use I unplug it to avoid phantom electric use driving up...
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    Another thing that struck me about Nevada is...

    Another thing that struck me about Nevada is Sanders's strong support among Latinos. O'Rourke, Booker, and Buttigieg all engaged in Hispandering, speaking stilted Spanish at events and in debates....
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    People in countries like Denmark are happier on...

    People in countries like Denmark are happier on average than Americans. Socialism is only a disaster if you're in the top 1%. Look at Sweden - from Ikea to Subaru there are many private businesses....
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    The loser in Nevada - The Culinary Union. The...

    The loser in Nevada - The Culinary Union. The winner - Medicare for All, which the majority of union members supported, both because they know if they lose their jobs there goes their great coverage,...
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    You are correct LDAHL.

    You are correct LDAHL.
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    There is already a Cadillac plan tax on the books...

    There is already a Cadillac plan tax on the books scheduled to go into effect in 2022.
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    Exactly. And union contracts are for a few years,...

    Exactly. And union contracts are for a few years, and it would take a few years to phase in Medicare for All. When the contract is up for renewal go for higher pay or more vacation time or something...
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    Bernie's plan (he wrote the damn bill) is...

    Bernie's plan (he wrote the damn bill) is improved Medicare for all, with more coverage. Supplemental plans might not be needed. For instance, he said at one of the debates out of pocket expenses for...
  21. Thread: How to be happy

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    Yes. I have never made anywhere close to $75K....

    Yes. I have never made anywhere close to $75K. The threshhold would be life-changing for me, among other things enabling me to put in a second bathroom. My son's severe OCD leads to conflicts in use...
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    I felt both Bloomberg and Sanders took hits, but...

    I felt both Bloomberg and Sanders took hits, but Bloomberg got the worst of it because he was credibly compared to Trump. Klobuchar did not have a winning performance like she did in the last debate....
  23. Thread: How to be happy

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    Up to $75K in annual income happiness increases...

    Up to $75K in annual income happiness increases as income goes up. After that more money does not make you happier.
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    Also so glad you are here Steve. Your absence...

    Also so glad you are here Steve. Your absence would be a big loss.
  25. Thread: Hello!

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    Welcome! What part of the world are you in?

    Welcome! What part of the world are you in?
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